Santie Gouws

Unido: 25.ago.2019 Última actividad: 20.may.2022 iNaturalist

Professional Mountain Walking Guide
Cape Town, South Africa

I stumbled across the miracle and beauty of fynbos through my love of hiking in Jonkershoek mountains. Every time I go there, I see something special, something new, that I have never seen before in amongst old time favourites, newly clothed in the hue of the day.

And so the exploration and interest have expanded to Table Mountain, Limietberg, Nuweberg... Cederberg, Swartberg.. etc etc..

I contribute here in the hope to make a small contribution to the knowledge- and database used to protect and restore the miracle of fynbos

'dryfveer' is about the juxtaposition between the intense energy required to actively drive and strive towards achieving a goal; and the quiet beauty of just being and letting go, like a feather floating down a river. In my home language, Afrikaans, 'dryf' means float, and 'veer' means feather, whilst 'dryfveer' means that which motivates one to push towards a goal.

My passion for fynbos has lead me to launch the 'Saving the Bride' Project on iNaturalist and in parallel the 'Friends of the Bride' volunteer fynbos protection and restoration project in Assegaaiboskloof, the last remaining natural home of the Blushing Brides, conducting hacks, bioblitzes, iNaturalist training and guided walks.

Contact me via https://www.friendsofthebride.org/ if you would like to join one of these events.

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